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    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
    Brexit just made the French holidays a lot easier. 30 sailings a week now from Ireland to France.
    Would love to book a summer holiday but it would seem to be erring on the foolish side of optimism.
    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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      Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

      Cooking surface is way too small imo. You need the in-between ones. Large cooking surface with rounded higher edges
      I have one of these in the bigger size and it's perfect, the edges are quite high.

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        Would we be lucky to be out of lockdown by March?

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          Middle of March at least I'd say

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            Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

            I have one of these in the bigger size and it's perfect, the edges are quite high.

            stellar-rocktanium-5-piece-cookware-set-free-multi-20cm-frypan-worth-3500-spc1.jpg
            Those are the ones I mean but was too lazy to find pics. Have a couple of those in 32 cm

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              Originally posted by Keane View Post
              Middle of March at least I'd say
              I’d say something like that, it should be pegged against vaccines but whether they will or not is another thing.

              You can get a very loose estimation of when you’re up for vaccination: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...-vaccine-queue

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                Outdoor dining late in March, I'd say. Indoor stuff because of the increased recognition of the circulation of the virus indoors might be June.
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                  Would love to book a summer holiday but it would seem to be erring on the foolish side of optimism.
                  ya think? I don't see any problems if using the ferry. Nearly everyone will be vaccinated by the summer, so there will be no virus circulating full stop. Even if you're not vaccinated, you'll just have to pass a test. Using the ferry means almost no risk as there's no real touch-points on a ferry where you have to interact with anyone. The key will be booking the ferry early imo. I'm thinking of booking it next week maybe.
                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                    At least Trump gets the satisfaction of having a bigger turnout for his inauguration than Biden

                    I like that Nigella has done a Susie Dent by having as todays recipie of the day

                    Bitter Orange Tart

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                    Turning millions into thousands

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                      Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                      You can get a very loose estimation of when you’re up for vaccination: https://www.omnicalculator.com/healt...-vaccine-queue
                      You might want to hold off for a little bit on all the recent advice Hitch, according to that calculator fat people get the vaccine sooner. BMI 40+ is one of the relevant conditions, so you may even wish to eat a little more.

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                      Depending on how much I ham up my asthma I can expect to be jabbed by this June or if not maybe May '22.

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                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                        ya think? I don't see any problems if using the ferry. Nearly everyone will be vaccinated by the summer, so there will be no virus circulating full stop. Even if you're not vaccinated, you'll just have to pass a test. Using the ferry means almost no risk as there's no real touch-points on a ferry where you have to interact with anyone. The key will be booking the ferry early imo. I'm thinking of booking it next week maybe.
                        Why ferry BTW? Will you be driving by then?

                        I'm liking the optimism. Most estimates I've seen say Autumn though for critical mass vaccination. Looking at an Ireland holiday again this year, which is obv. not a bad thing.
                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                          Haven't read it all, but this John Waters article is quite something https://johnwaters.substack.com/p/aprs-trump-le-deluge

                          The final impediment between the Combine and their ambition of enslaving the working population of the world was Donald J. Trump.
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                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                            Haven't read it all, but this John Waters article is quite something https://johnwaters.substack.com/p/aprs-trump-le-deluge
                            Basically whatever Internet rabbit hole you go down, Trump is going to be the answer. So not surprising really.

                            I'm old enough to remember when Waters was seen as a serious figure.
                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                              Basically whatever Internet rabbit hole you go down, Trump is going to be the answer. So not surprising really.

                              I'm old enough to remember when Waters was seen as a serious figure.
                              Yeah, I mostly remember him from Hot Press in the 1980's. Seemed as lefty liberal as most people there at the time.
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                                Ya Hitch...any chance you could stick up a diet and exercise plan for the rest of us to follow
                                PMA

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                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                  Yeah, I mostly remember him from Hot Press in the 1980's. Seemed as lefty liberal as most people there at the time.
                                  ge was always a gobshite.
                                  cant believe hot press is still going , who is buying it
                                  “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                    At least Trump gets the satisfaction of having a bigger turnout for his inauguration than Biden

                                    I like that Nigella has done a Susie Dent by having as todays recipie of the day

                                    Bitter Orange Tart

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                                    If going down that route surely you'd go for
                                    https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/rec...es-orange-fool

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                                      Oh Daddy .

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                                        Waters is a perfect example of why smoking weed for years is bad for your health.

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                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                          Why ferry BTW? Will you be driving by then?

                                          I'm liking the optimism. Most estimates I've seen say Autumn though for critical mass vaccination. Looking at an Ireland holiday again this year, which is obv. not a bad thing.
                                          I just quite like ferries, thats it. Plus there is obvious potential to socially distance. No, no car until probably September.
                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                            BIDEN is toast .

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                                                BIDEN is toast .

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                                                  Amazing how much of Trump's work can be simply undone with an Executive Order. It's lucky Trump never understood how to legislate.
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                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                    Amazing how much of Trump's work can be simply undone with an Executive Order. It's lucky Trump never understood out how to legislate.
                                                    I was remarking on twitter, in one of my more sensible comments - the devil will be in the detail of which executive orders are actually lifted. There's probably a fair bit of nasty stuff that Trump did that Dems agree with but can't be seen to agree with, so they'll just never get around to lifting those particular orders and if anyone asks they can blame Trump. There has been no word, for example, on steel tariffs which mainly target poor countries on the dubious grounds of national security.
                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                      I was remarking on twitter, in one of my more sensible comments - the devil will be in the detail of which executive orders are actually lifted. There's probably a fair bit of nasty stuff that Trump did that Dems agree with but can't be seen to agree with, so they'll just never get around to lifting those particular orders and if anyone asks they can blame Trump. There has been no word, for example, on steel tariffs which mainly target poor countries on the dubious grounds of national security.
                                                      Fair point but I think the difference between an Administration that has a President who (a) actually has a coherent agenda and (b), understands how to use to the levers of power to get shit done, and one that had a President who had no real vision beyond pissing off liberals and causing conflict, will be immense in terms of lasting impact.

                                                      Once the sound and fury of the Trump presidency dies away, we'll be left asking 'what was that all about?' and the answer in terms of lasting policy impacts, will be 'not much'. The social\cultural impacts however will probably be much greater.
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                        I was remarking on twitter, in one of my more sensible comments - the devil will be in the detail of which executive orders are actually lifted. There's probably a fair bit of nasty stuff that Trump did that Dems agree with but can't be seen to agree with, so they'll just never get around to lifting those particular orders and if anyone asks they can blame Trump. There has been no word, for example, on steel tariffs which mainly target poor countries on the dubious grounds of national security.
                                                        Certainly not the most insidious decision but the Trump administration’s decision during the jobs act to discourage homeowners receiving tax relief on mortgage interest.

                                                        Dems probably won’t say it but they’re happy enough to leave that untouched as it will generate around 600-700b in additional taxes over 10 years and the impact on people is not that obvious.

                                                        Apparently it cost homeowners 1 trillion dollars of value which is approx 4% lower than average home price would have been and 6.6% less equity.

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                                                          This time four years ago I was in Tehran looking to expand the already significant business we were doing there, by summer not only were the contracts we were about to sign torn up but our existing customers went off grid and I afaik have all moved to Chinese vendors. The people I dealt with had for example never paid for a Windows licence before but were about to 'go straight' after the Obama deal. Our bit of business is just a a tiny drop in a big ocean that was about more than economics, its going to be difficult to rebuild those bridges.
                                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                                            quick question:

                                                            SPOILER
                                                            who was the woman who was banned from here for making up multiple accounts? could anyone send me details?
                                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                              Please keep all talk of her to pm. Please. Just in case.

                                                              Can't be dealing with that.
                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                Fair point but I think the difference between an Administration that has a President who (a) actually has a coherent agenda and (b), understands how to use to the levers of power to get shit done, and one that had a President who had no real vision beyond pissing off liberals and causing conflict, will be immense in terms of lasting impact.

                                                                Once the sound and fury of the Trump presidency dies away, we'll be left asking 'what was that all about?' and the answer in terms of lasting policy impacts, will be 'not much'. The social\cultural impacts however will probably be much greater.
                                                                Someone (sane) was messaging last week that there was almost certainly going to be a massacre, huge armed protests, mass violence, stock market crash. "They'd be watching US news" and were certain of all of this.

                                                                Trump + US News broke people's brains.

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                                                                  Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                  Someone (sane) was messaging last week that there was almost certainly going to be a massacre, huge armed protests, mass violence, stock market crash. "They'd be watching US news" and were certain of all of this.

                                                                  Trump + US News broke people's brains.
                                                                  I don't even know what point you're trying to make here.

                                                                  As to 'broke people's brains', I guess the sight of a President actively encouraging his followers to assault another branch of government would certainly qualify.
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                                                    So was watching the cousins funeral mass this am
                                                                    Prof David Foley, Interventional Cardiologist.

                                                                    He was held in such high regard by colleagues, family, friends and patients. He made a huge impact on people lives and will be sorely missed.

                                                                    RIP Dave
                                                                    he looked after my dad for a long time.

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                                                                      Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                      Someone (sane) was messaging last week that there was almost certainly going to be a massacre, huge armed protests, mass violence, stock market crash. "They'd be watching US news" and were certain of all of this.

                                                                      Trump + US News broke people's brains.
                                                                      Someone is not a great sample size . Are you trying to create something that you yourself are critical off

                                                                      Who broke your brain

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                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                        I don't even know what point you're trying to make here. .
                                                                        That there was mass hysteria. In the end after four years, the was no nuclear war, no coup, no threat of him not leaving.

                                                                        People like maddow will have to get a new job.
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                                                                          Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                          That there was mass hysteria. In the end after four years, the was no nuclear war, no coup, no threat of him not leaving.
                                                                          So you dont think the events which occurred at the Capitol Building warrant the concerns that people had about him?

                                                                          It's almost like you're suggesting that no nuclear war, no coup or no threat of him not leaving means concern wasnt warranted.

                                                                          Was the incitement of a riot at the Capital Building or the lies regarding voter fraud not enough "proof" that if given enough latitude he would have done as he pleased?

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                                                                            Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                            That there was mass hysteria. In the end after four years, the was no nuclear war, no coup, no threat of him not leaving.
                                                                            Only because the institutions held under a President who tried to break them to illegally hold into power.

                                                                            You do get that don't you?

                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                              How can you be so sensible on the US, raoul, and then be so caught up in the Russia = spy thriller loop that you end up promoting a racist from there. Thats what I don't get.

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                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                I thought Denny would be relieved today being finally able to drop the long troll. Am surprised you have the stomach to continue it now tbh.

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                                  Someone (sane) was messaging last week that there was almost certainly going to be a massacre, huge armed protests, mass violence, stock market crash. "They'd be watching US news" and were certain of all of this.

                                                                                  Trump + US News broke people's brains.
                                                                                  That there was mass hysteria
                                                                                  Organising a mob to take over the Capitol in order to try and usurp democracy by preventing the election being validated is a bit more than mass hysteria tbf

                                                                                  I'm holding the people like you and Michael Malice responsible.
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                                                                                    yikes

                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                      yikes
                                                                                      Was always going to be a case of RTFM

                                                                                      Even if they get away with it it was always an insane strategy to throw out the products tested parameters in order to make your numbers look good.

                                                                                      If there is a real problem it should see Johnson being removed from power, but it won't because as a consequence of people like Denny enabling Trump, Johnson can just stand up and lie from now till christmas and its all the fault of the corporate (formerly 'fake') media.
                                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                        How can you be so sensible on the US, raoul, and then be so caught up in the Russia = spy thriller loop that you end up promoting a racist from there. Thats what I don't get.

                                                                                        Thread!

                                                                                        standard enough isn’t it,long list of this kind of stuff in western media where some piece of shit is held up as a good guy because it suits, this is why grown adults should never use the word Hero about a politician, politics isn’t a Marvel movie- something Biden/Harris fans will get a handy lesson in over next 4 years
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                                                                                        “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                                                                            Originally posted by PSV58 View Post

                                                                                            standard enough isn’t it,long list of this kind of stuff in western media where some piece of shit is held up as a good guy because it suits, this is why grown adults should never use the word Hero about a politician, politics isn’t a Marvel movie- something Biden/Harris fans will get a handy lesson in over next 4 years
                                                                                            Joe is Capt America and Kamilla is cat woman and dont you forget it .

                                                                                            I once accused a teenager in a shop of racism as he called out boy to another kid (black) at the counter. Get me a roll boy. . Turns out black kids name sounded like boy. I nearly blushed .

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                              How can you be so sensible on the US, raoul, and then be so caught up in the Russia = spy thriller loop that you end up promoting a racist from there. Thats what I don't get.

                                                                                              Thread!

                                                                                              tbh, I'd expect you to recognise a Russiabot by now. Phrases like 'liberal imperalism' pepper her Twitter feed.

                                                                                              Although if you want to show me a reputable news source instead, I'll be more than happy to review it. Otherwise, i think 'whatever' is the only appropriate repsonse and I ain't biting any further.
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                tbh, I'd expect you to recognise a Russiabot by now. Phrases like 'liberal imperalism' pepper her Twitter feed.

                                                                                                Although if you want to show me a reputable news source instead, I'll be more than happy to review it. Otherwise, i think 'whatever' is the only appropriate repsonse and I ain't biting any further.
                                                                                                He's in an actual video saying these things!!!

                                                                                                He is saying the words. Not anyone else.

                                                                                                Asked the wife what he was saying in this video:






                                                                                                She said: "Nationalist propaganda. How we need to defend our Russian "root" and deport anyone who's not Russian. Ends with "think about the future, become a nationalist" "
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  So unless you think that is a deepfake, thats exactly where we are right now.

                                                                                                  just to stop the stupidity - I'm not therefore saying that psychopath putin is the real hero in the story, I'm just pointing out how flawed your understanding of Russia is that you think a white nationalist is some sort of political saviour.
                                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                    So much of our understanding of international politics is flawed. I remember cheering on the fall of Mubarak in Egypt and the introduction of free will. Then the population with their combined free expression voted in religious extremists that would make the taliban look decent. It's not necessarily the case that opposition politicians are saviours, simply because they are in opposition. Aung San Suu Kyi, Morgan Tsvengari, Muslim Brotherhood, the Ukrainian nationalists doing nazi salutes and wanting to rid the country of non whites. So many countries are just dodgy all the way through in a way that we're not used to.
                                                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                      Jerry Kiernan passed away. Runners should know him

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                                                                                                        I take back anything bad I ever said about Biden , he took the bust of Genocidal racist lush Churchill out of the oval office
                                                                                                        “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                          So unless you think that is a deepfake, thats exactly where we are right now.

                                                                                                          just to stop the stupidity - I'm not therefore saying that psychopath putin is the real hero in the story, I'm just pointing out how flawed your understanding of Russia is that you think a white nationalist is some sort of political saviour.
                                                                                                          If you can point out a recent profile of Navalny by a major news org (you know, the kind of place that checks facts), I'm not really interested in what some Russiabot is saying on Twitter.

                                                                                                          (And I'd love to see where I said Navalny is a political saviour - because I didn't. I said he's brave, which is undeniable. Inventing facts seems to be a pastime for anyone who comes into the Russian orbit.)

                                                                                                          For contrast, here's the NYT view.
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            Ah Raoul.

                                                                                                            This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                                                                            All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                                                            The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                              Jerry Kiernan passed away. Runners should know him
                                                                                                              Lovely fella,
                                                                                                              ran me into the ground in an x-country race
                                                                                                              on a snow covered Phoenix Park once.

                                                                                                              I think it was the long string of expletives delivered in perfect fluent Italian
                                                                                                              with an unmistakable Kerry accent
                                                                                                              which first alerted the craven young Jackeen
                                                                                                              that he was messing with the wrong dude
                                                                                                              when he attempted to increase the pace.


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                                                                                                                He is in the video saying these things himself. I don't get the russiabot thing. Do you think he is a russiabot? Do you think he didn't say this?

                                                                                                                The thread goes on to give a link to an interview with The Guardian where he is asked if he disavows himself of these claims. And he says never.

                                                                                                                You simply don't understand the country. Not least that Navalny is in no way a significant political threat. While there are actual political threats that Putin is genuinely scared of.

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                                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  You simply don't understand the country.
                                                                                                                  and you do?

                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  Not least that Navalny is in no way a significant political threat.
                                                                                                                  why imprison him, attack him, censor him and try to kill him then?


                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  While there are actual political threats that Putin is genuinely scared of.​​​​​​
                                                                                                                  Educate us as to what these are.
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    just finished watching "the dissident", new documentary by Brian Fogel (the guy who did Icarus). It's a grim and fascinating documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's assassination. Incredibly slick, well paced accompanied by a great score. 8/10

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                                      Jerry Kiernan passed away. Runners should know him
                                                                                                                      I wonder if it was a heart attack.

                                                                                                                      A lot of lads who did a lot of hard mileage seem to die in their 50s and 60s whilst otherwise appearing very healthy.

                                                                                                                      ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                                                        I used to love Jerry Kiernan doing analysis of the athletics for the Olympics. Five minutes of him talking about a race and you were practically an expert he was so good at getting the info across. And the passion he had for it made you a steeplechase fanatic for the half an hour. Used to enjoy the way he would stick pins in the self importance and sanctimony of the GAA as well even though I was feeling personally trolled most of the time. I'll miss him.

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Keane View Post
                                                                                                                          I used to love Jerry Kiernan doing analysis of the athletics for the Olympics. Five minutes of him talking about a race and you were practically an expert he was so good at getting the info across. And the passion he had for it made you a steeplechase fanatic for the half an hour. Used to enjoy the way he would stick pins in the self importance and sanctimony of the GAA as well even though I was feeling personally trolled most of the time. I'll miss him.
                                                                                                                          Yeah was very good on TV- not afraid to ruffle feathers - just don’t get it these day where pundit jobs getting monopolised by recently retired/failed players looking for a soft landing who don’t want to upset their buddies

                                                                                                                          he really didn’t like the GAA
                                                                                                                          “I often notice when they (GAA players) are commenting on things, they’re always talking about the sacrifices they make. You’ll never hear that among athletes, boxers, swimmers or people who do international running. But always with the GAA it’s always, always a sacrifice. Now maybe I’m extra sensitive to this…but they all talk about the sacrifice they’re making.”
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